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Online Services & Delivery

Discuss food subscription services, delivery apps for groceries and meals, restaurant reservation sites, and mail-order services.

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Portland's Boober Eats brings food and topless strippers to your door

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

" . . . The home delivery service, in which a pair of scantily clad strippers will deliver hot food to your door, started as a joke Boulden posted on social media. When people began seriously inqui...

Instacart Workers Say They’re Planning a Nationwide Strike

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

" . . . the company’s shopping workforce says that it will stop taking orders on Monday, March 30, unless Instacart offers workers hazard pay and paid sick leave. . ."

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Best mail-order spice company?

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by Howard-2 15 years ago

I need some spices and I'm thinking of getting them from some mail-order spice company. What experiences have you had--good or bad--with these companies? Any you particularly recommend, or recomm...

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

" . . . a recent report revealed that Grubhub, which owns food delivery services like Seamless, Eat24, MenuPages, and AllMenus, has been buying domain names to set up dummy websites that resemble ...

DTLA Pizza Delivery for Party

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by Bubbalikesfood 1 month ago

Hi, I have a group of about 30 who'll be staying at the Omni in DTLA and one of the members will have a birthday during our stay. I am trying to organize a pizza party for the birthday but I'm not ...

Do you use goldbelly.com?

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by gutreactions 1 month ago

It is a website that will deliver your favorite cravings from around the country right to your door. It might be a dish you discovered on a road trip, or some exotic item you heard about on Diners,...

Grubhub - DoorDash - Seamless Delivery Service Fraud

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Last night Pim Techamuanvivit discovered that Grubhub, Seamless and Yelp delivery services have fake listings for her San Francisco restaurant, Kin Khao, to accept food orders on their sites. Her r...

D 'Artagnan's...Worth it? What to order?

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by Phoebe 10 years ago

I'd like to place my first order with them, but before I do....Are they worth $$$ it? Any other good mail order sources for duck? I live in a coastal area where products are hard to find. Please te...

White salt crusted pistachio nuts

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by irStevi 2 months ago

Where can I find the white salt crusted pistachio nuts? Don't know who carries them but I sure would like to find a supplier. Just want them for personal use, but my friends like them too.

Pizza bread for Italian hotdogs

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by dennishills 3 months ago

Do anybody know a bread distributor or bakery that ships pizza bread for Italian hot dogs in the USA?

Holiday season shipments - worse than usual?

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by CookingChemicalEngineer 3 months ago

Hi, all. Chowhound poster Robenco15 had a recent thread about mis-shipped products (happily corrected or at least in-progress) and that story, along with my own experiences this year, prompts me ...

Real Good Fish Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Nearly five years ago, I signed up for Local Catch Monterey Bay, the original name for the community supported fishery now called Real Good Fish. Since that time, it has expanded from the Central C...

Munchery: How a venture-backed startup swindled a group of women and minority owned companies out of over $50,000 and is getting away with it

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Munchery exhibited a pattern of closing abruptly and leaving their debts unpaid in a venture-scale version of dine and dash, without any regard for all of the people left in the lurch when ...

Looking for delivery of tray of vegetables for X-mas eve

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by pollam20 4 months ago

I live on the UWS and am in charge of bringing 2 trays of vegetables to the family party on X-mas. Any suggestions of places that would deliver to me X-mas eve day that you would recommend? Thanks!

Just a Platform? Instacart Workers Strike at the Gig Economy’s Favorite Lie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

". . . The strike, which lasted three days, was about a lot more than tips. The larger issue, Bain said, is that Instacart is doing the classic tech-company move of pretending its employees aren’t ...

looking for Beef Suet - for baking, online sources?

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by egoddard 9 years ago

I'm looking for a mail/internet source for Beef Suet suitable for baking. Every local butcher/specialty shop I've gone to or called in the St. Pete/Tampa FL area does not have it, nor will they ge...

Looking for a mail order source of dark roasted peanuts in shell?

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by sfbing 10 years ago

I used to buy my peanuts direct from Hoody's, largely because they roasted their peanuts a little longer than normal (so the nuts were a golden-brown). The extra roasting time would make the nuts v...

OpenTable sharing personal data

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Many thanks to J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for surfacing the default settings on the updated Opentable app that enables sharing of diner data with 3rd parties. His IG post illustrates how to shut this down....

Online Grocery Services

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by treb 6 months ago

Just curious, how do you feel about someone else picking out your produce, protein and groceries? For me, I like to select my own produce, point out the cut of meat or seafood from the display c...

Omaha Steaks

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by BostonTparty 6 months ago

What has your experience with Omaha Steaks? A friend sent me an assorted box for my birthday and I was very underwhelmed